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    Whats the difference between DVI-I & DVI-D?

    I currently have a 9800GT graphics card and a Samsung SM2032MW TV/Monitor. They are connected by a VGA cable with an adapter on the graphics card. If I wanted to use a DVI cable, would I need a DVI-I to DVI-I or a DVI-D to DVI-D cable? (The monitor has both VGA and DVI sockets)

    Also will a DVI cable give a much better picture or should I just stick to the VGA cable?

    Rep for any help, thanks.

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    http://dsnimg.dell.com/images/external/images/Monitor/277px-DVI_Connector_Types.svg.png

    The main advantage is never needing to 'Auto-Adjust'

    Picture quality is not something I could really notice tbh...

    Original Poster

    Cheers, so a DVI-D to DVI-D cable should do the job :thumbsup:

    +rep

    airey;3668122

    Cheers, so a DVI-D to DVI-D cable should do the job :thumbsup:+rep



    That's what I use but it depends on the screen and card...

    DVI-D is usually right!

    airey;3668122

    Cheers, so a DVI-D to DVI-D cable should do the job :thumbsup:+rep



    Yes, the difference between DVI-I and DVI-D is that DVI-I has an analogue component to give you a VGA connection with an adapter however for use with DVI it's the same cable regardless.

    John

    Well DVI-I will carry both analogue (vga) and digital signals.

    Your graphics card must be DVI-I as you're using a VGA adapter on it. Some screens do have DVI-I ports but as yours is a cheap one I guess it's just got DVI-D. So in this case you want a DVI-D to DVI-D cable.

    Original Poster

    Thanks all
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